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About Craig Martelle
Craig retired from the Marine Corps after a long career in the military intelligence community, having worked with most of the U.S. Government's three-letter agencies. After retiring and a short stint with physical security, Craig went to law school, graduated summa cum laude, and went into business consulting. From intelligence, to the inner workings of company board rooms, to on the ground leadership, Craig has seen it firsthand.
His books are an extension of his experience, putting the trials and tribulations of a fast-paced world into your hands. Whether in Science Fiction, Thrillers, Fantasy, or even his Non-Fiction, you'll find consistent themes of justice and doing right by those who are counting on their leaders. Leadership is a service, not a crown to lord over others.
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No matter where Craig went, he always had a book with him. Thanks to 21st Century technology, He now has thousands of books at his fingertips and with him wherever he goes. How many books would he have read on deployments had he not had to carry a physical book?
No one is encumbered like that now. Craig loves the works of Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, JRR Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and so many more. He has been compared to Andre Norton and that is humbling - she was an incredible author with a huge list of novels to her credit. With every new book, Craig aspires to live up to those that you, the readers, have compared him to.
Through a bizarre series of events, Craig ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. He never expected to retire to a place where golf courses are only open for four months out of the year. But that's the way it is. It is off the beaten path. He and his wife get to watch the northern lights from their driveway. Their dog has lots of room to run, just until temperatures reach fifty below zero. They have from three and a half hours of daylight in the winter to twenty-four hours in the summer.
It’s all part of the give and take of life. If they didn’t have those extremes, then everyone would live in the sub-arctic.
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Yellowstone as you’ve never seen it before – take a trip through our eyes, then see it for yourself.
Can you travel and have fun? Of course, with the right goals and a good plan, your vacation can deliver a forever memory. Shaping your expectations is the easiest way to be fulfilled. See what there is to see, take in the majesty and splendor.
Know what you may or may not see. Know that you probably won’t have internet while visiting Yellowstone. You don’t need it when you’re there. Disconnect and take a load off.
Understand what will work best for you before you spend a penny. Shepherd your coins wisely while getting the most from your trip.
See how we planned and delivered on a week-long drive through Yellowstone and areas nearby, with recommendations for best values based on the options available to you.
Pick up your copy of Yellowstone, today.
Take the battle underseas…
…in a fight for dominance and future contracts.
The Xiq’tali, a crab-like race have found their place in the universe as a dominant mercenary force. The Selroth, a shark-like race that lives underwater. The fight was inevitable. Who will win was not.
Victory or death! Fight to survive.
Winner takes all. Read The Tide Changes today.
The Earth is doomed. Save it by destroying it.
Build the Globus Cassus. Harness the power of the sun. Preserve the atmosphere. Turn outside in.
This short story explores the construction of the Globus Cassus, turning the planet Earth inside out to support human life. This theory was posited as part of a 2004 thought experiment by Christian Waldvogel.
Read A Builder’s Angst today.
Who is this guy? The first book in seven different series – right here, right now.
Dip your toe into the science fiction of Craig Martelle with this starter/sampler pack.
Other people like his books and have become big fans.
“Heinlein, Weber, now Craig Martelle.” Read the first book and if you don’t like it, try the next. If you like science fiction, you’ll find something that will tickle your fancy. There is swearing in some and none in others. It’s a Sci-Fi smorgasbord of character driven adventures, military science-fiction, a little paranormal, always good humor, and great dialogue. Disappear for a short while from the trials and tribulations of everyday life.
“Craig always comes up with interesting concepts and add Michael Anderle into the mix and you can't fail to have a winner.”
The readers say it all. Exciting plots painted across fantastic landscapes.
“Craig has quickly become an author I greedily await the next book in ALL of his series!”
Nothing is better than that. It’s why Craig keeps writing.
Nomad Found is an epic post-apocalyptic paranormal science fiction adventure that covers 150 years of rebuilding a ruined Earth, set in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe (KGU). The Bad Company follows the main characters into space, and Judge, Jury, & Executioner is a spin-off from the Bad Company about a space lawyer and her challenges keeping the peace.
Enemy of My Enemy, Gravity Storm, and Superdreadnought are all standalone series, also set in the KGU. Cats as heroes, a broken-down ship captain and ragtag crew, and an artificial intelligence with split personalities integrated into the greatest ship in the universe. How can you miss that kind of action?
And Nightwalker is different, not in the KGU. It is a post-apocalyptic series written in a down-home narrative with a main character that you can understand. He only wants to get home.
A little something for everyone.
More than 1500 action-packed pages of never-a-dull-moment entertainment! When you discover we’re not alone in the universe, will you be prepared? Grab your copy of the Martelle Starter Pack today and see where you can disappear.
The first casualty, when war comes, is the truth. What if it's not war but aliens?
You can't handle the truth! But one reporter thinks humanity can and most importantly, that they need the truth because it's staring at them while the first humans seek to make first contact with an alien spaceship.
Political leverage, power, opportunity. No matter who pulls the strings, humanity will be changed. But for the better or worse? That is the real question. Where will the allies come from who want to do right by those who live on Earth? Join reporter Kenny Freeman as he fights in the ultimate information war where his only weapon is the truth.
This anthology contains a story from the Free Trader series and stories from the 77 Worlds - Apocalyptic Space universe.
But I don’t want to represent all humanity.
Can’t imagine why you’d choose me. I figured aliens would be smarter than that. Let me go about my business. I have to meet my quota, or I’ll get fired.
Please. Go find someone else!
Don’t judge humanity based on me. Please.
“But we will...”
This is a science fiction story, first and foremost, so read and enjoy. It is based on how the players brought their characters to life. It is written in my usual style.
Cruiseliner Hades 7 was inspired by Stephen A. Lee and James M. Ward, designers of the Lost 77 Worlds role-playing game. They wrote the basic set and then expanded the rules to include adding a large assortment of scenarios. Rise of Juneau is the adventure that I wrote for my friends, but as the final scenario in a 12-city quest, we needed to bring it to fruition on a positive note, hence the role-playing emphasized over door-kicking and monster bashing. This is a fictionalized account of the game that I ran at GaryCon X – the premier RPG event, held in honor of Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons.
It was only an exploration mission, looking for resource-rich planets to exploit. A routine mission. Just until it wasn’t.
Follow the runabout ship Toros-9 as it stretches its physical and mystical legs on a mission that wasn't important, until the dragon appeared.
One person condemned to a life alone, his only companion a computer determined to make his life hell. His mission will carry on, even if he does not.
What's out there - Aliens? Pirates? Or something worse?
A captain who used to be good. A first officer who thinks she's better. A navigator named Vesuvius. And a major run between systems. Join these misfits as they fight to save their ship and its precious cargo.
In the future, the human mind still wrestles with the terrors of combat.
And often loses.
A group of war-weary veterans are in therapy to help them fight their inner demons, but this group has a different way of dealing with their pain. In the darkness of space, no one can see them return to combat, time and again, to fight the alien invaders.
They find peace in war among aliens, different from what they remembered.
This is a short story standalone from an author with more than twenty years in the Marine Corps. PTSD afflicts too many, but there can be a way out of the hole when you take a journey with others. Read Fear Peace today.